Bike Build

Working on and off for past week I went from this:

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To a complete and working bike.

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All told I spent about five hours working on the bike, a lot less then I was expecting. Most of those hours were spent at the end adjusting the cable tensions to get the shifting right. When I do it again it should take even less time.

I need to put the bike on the trainer tomorrow and adjust the seat and shifters to fit me and then tape the bars.

I was really surprised at how easy this  was. There are a few special tools that are needed but with these it’s simply a matter of bolting everything and then fooling around with the cables. I’m going to write up some posts this week about how to do each step and include some pictures.

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